These chocolate-covered caramel chews were introduced by Australian confectioners Sweetacres in 1930.
On their wax wrappers were, literally, fan tales – brief biographies of movie stars. The tradition continues to the present day, with the stories updated every two years.
Nestlé was the sole distributing agent for Sweetacres throughout Australia. Today they own the Fantales brand, along with other famous Sweetacres products like Minties and Jaffas. Strangely, they’re marketed under the Allen’s brand – originally a competitor to Sweetacres.